NEWS

August 14, 2018

MARC TURTLETAUB ON PUZZLE

It’s fitting that Puzzle, the new film from the Oscar-nominated director and producer Marc Turtletaub, looks and feels like a period piece. While the fast-paced modern world occa- sionally intrudes in the shape of smart phones and rapid transit, the lm is centered around the slower, distinctly old-time world of jigsaw puzzles. Starring Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting... View Article
July 24, 2018

Lucas Hedges-Julia Roberts Drama ‘Ben Is Back’ Sets Awards-Season Release

“Ben Is Back,” the drama starring Lucas Hedges and Julia Roberts, is getting an awards-season release on Dec. 7. LD Entertainment, Lionsgate, and Roadside Attractions will partner on U.S. distribution for the film, which will be directed by Lucas Hedges’ real-life father, Peter Hedges. Lucas Hedges, who was nominated for an Academy Award for “Manchester... View Article

Like Father Trailer: Kristen Bell Gets Her Own Netflix Movie

  In what’s known as a reverse Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Kristen Bell is getting dumped by someone and ends up on a tropical vacation. In Like Father, Netflix’s new entry in the genre of “comforting rom-com-like movies,” Bell plays a woman who’s left at the altar and ends up going on her honeymoon cruise with... View Article

‘Boy Erased’ Promises A Harrowing Look At Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’

Starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Lucas Hedges, the film is already earning Oscar buzz. “Lady Bird” star Lucas Hedges is caught between his religious faith and his authentic self in “Boy Erased,” a coming-of-age drama that follows a teen boy’s experience in a gay “conversion therapy” camp. Audiences got a first look at “Boy... View Article
July 2, 2018

How Harbor Pictures Crafts A-List Work in All Three Formats

Co-Founder Zak Tucker says the marriage of advertising and entertainment makes for extremely fertile ground and he’s got the experience to prove it. A pioneer in end-to-end production and post, co-founder and president of Harbor Picture Company, Zak Tucker, is arguably one of the most interesting people to talk to on the changing landscape of... View Article
June 20, 2018

#CannesLions2018: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 18 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies! Winners of the Cannes Lions Health track were announced and the Cannes Lions’ opening award ceremony held at the Palais on Monday, 18 June from 7pm. Lions Health, now in... View Article
June 11, 2018

‘Ocean’s 8’: How the Female-Fronted Film Stole the Box-Office Crown

The movie’s opening is a reminder that fanboys aren’t the only moviegoers that matter during summer. A month ago, few in Hollywood would have predicted that the female-fronted Ocean’s 8 would have no trouble stealing this weekend’s box-office crown from Solo: A Star Wars Story, or that Book Club, another femme-centric summer film, would amass nearly $57 million to... View Article
May 7, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story Featurette Reveals More of Han Solo’s World

A new two-minute featurette for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” shows more of the world of Star Wars when it was still under the control of the Empire than fans have seen before. Featuring quotes from director Ron Howard — who replaced Chris Miller and Phil Lord — Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich and... View Article
April 17, 2018

Cannes Critics’ Week 2018: Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ To Open Section – Full List

The Critics’ Week sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup with Paul Dano’s feature directorial debut Wildlife as the opening night film. Billed as a Special Screening, the Sundance premiere will run out of competition and stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. Alex Lutz’s Guy has been set to close the section,... View Article

Olympian Gus Kenworthy Sets A New Standard For Queer Inclusion In Ad Campaign

Guss Kenworthy – Shoulders of Greatness TV Commercial Authenticity is certainly paying off for Gus Kenworthy. The 26-year-old freeskier secured a spot on the men’s slopestyle Olympic team Sunday, making him one of two openly gay men competing for the U.S. at the Winter Games for the first time in history. (Figure skater Adam Rippon is... View Article

Dee Rees talks about directing Netflix’s Mudbound

Change is good, and while there are only a handful of young, successful, black female directors shooting features these days, the tide is starting to turn. Case in point: Dee Rees, who is helping lead the charge with her powerful new feature Mudbound, which was nominated for two Golden Globes. Set in the rural American... View Article

DP Rachel Morrison on Mudbound, Her Ideal Extinct Film Stock and Using Waveform Monitors

In Mudbound, a friendship between two returning soldiers – one white (Garrett Hedlund) and one black (Jason Mitchell) – sets a pair of neighboring farming families on a path to tragedy in post-World War II Mississippi. For cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Fruitvale Station, the upcoming Black Panther), filmic references for the harshness of agrarian life in the Jim... View Article
April 4, 2018

This Perfectly Crafted Denny’s Ad Will Get You Surprisingly Pumped for ‘Solo’

There’s been only one trailer released so far for the upcoming flick Solo: A Star Wars Story, so Denny’s has stepped up to fill the hype gap with a geektastic peek into this summer blockbuster. For the 60-second ad announcing its link to the movie, the restaurant chain and its agency EP+Co assembled a cantina full of... View Article
November 3, 2017

The Girlfriend Experience: a welcome return for TV’s most audacious drama

It’s easy to make a case for why, on paper, The Girlfriend Experience is the last thing we need right now. In an ever-expanding world of original programming, small-screen networks and platforms have been feeling the desperation that’s affected their larger-screen counterparts for decades. In an attempt to lure viewers away from tenacious competitors, pre-awareness... View Article
October 27, 2017

Color Grading Film and Digital for Wonderstruck

Colorist Joe Gawler of Harbor Pictures has worked on a number of films and television shows over the years, including A Most Violent Year, Midnight in Paris and Arrival. For Wonderstruck, Gawler had to work with multiple film stocks. The story takes place in two time periods—the 1920s and the 1970s—and black & white and color film were used to convey the different time... View Article